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Hello Creative Soul!

It’s fall y’all.

I woke up to a chilly 30 degrees. It was the first morning with temperatures this low. I hear we will wake to 20-degree windchills on Monday morning. That means I will pull out my long underwear for a morning walk.

I hope you are having an amazing creative week!

My goal with this newsletter is to share some highlights of my week, any finds I’ve discovered, and random thoughts about business and life. 

1. In case you missed it, here was our blog post from earlier in the week. Social media can sometimes seem like the bane of my existence. I have a love/hate relationship with it. How about you? This week I took a look back at finding the right social media platform for you. You can read the post here.

2. I ran across an article in Texas Highways about 93-year-old Laverne Brackens, a Texas woman who says her quilt designs come to her in her dreams. The Fairfield black woman’s quilts have been exhibited at the Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History and acquired by the Berkeley Art Museum in California. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship in 2011. She also received recognition earlier this year in an article about Rosie Tompkins in the New York Times.

I think you can appreciate her design process as she shared it with writer DaLyah Jones.

“She then wakes up in the middle of the night and arranges her vision to be sewn the next morning. ‘You’d be surprised at what you can do with the material,’ she explains. ‘The quilt takes you where it wants you to go, not where you want to go.’

Read the article here.

3. I’ve really enjoyed all the Facebook memories this week of my times at International Quilt Market. It was fun to see all the Facebook Live videos I did over the years. I was definitely an early adapter of that platform at the show. 

A Virtual Quilt Market is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2021.

Virtual Quilt Festival is scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2020. You can sign up to see the show and take classes online now here.

Make it a creative weekend!

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